Is a roof leaking just a little bit something to worry about?

Is a roof leaking just a little bit something to worry about?

Is a roof leaking just a little bit something to worry about?

Are you finding small puddles in the corner of a room or moisture on the walls in one part of the building or house? Or, does water drip a little from the ceiling when it rains? Why not just put a bucket under the leak and hope for the best? Why not wait for a two- or three-bucket leak or a ceiling falling in to check out the roof?

We all know that’s foolishness!

What are some of the big indicators that your roof has problems that need to be fixed? One is when you notice missing shingles, or moisture or rotting wood in the attic. These can be addressed in a timely manner to avoid emergencies.

But, what do you do if you can’t find the leak?

Sometimes leaks can’t easily be found without spending a lot of time and money looking for them. Royal Crown Roofing has the solution to saving your time and money. They have specialized equipment that can spot leaks quickly and effectively in the form of an infrared camera that gives an accurate picture of your roof’s condition. It can detect even the smallest leaks so they can be repaired before disaster strikes during some terrible storm. The camera can detect moisture, mold and mold erosion and any damage already done to the roof.

Let Royal Crown Roofing find those hidden leaks and make the repairs before they expand to the point of water pouring into your home. They are there to help you.

How to Block Roof Leaks While You Wait for Repairs

How to Block Roof Leaks While You Wait for Repairs

From time to time, you’ll find yourself dealing with a leaky roof and no easy solution. Maybe it’s a holiday weekend and your roof repair service can’t come for a few days, or maybe they’re waiting on supplies themselves. Whatever the cause, the situation likely calls for a temporary roof repair while you wait for a permanent solution.

Don’t let potential water damage to your home get any worse while you wait on permanent roof repairs. With careful efforts, you can make a temporary roof patch to prevent further problems. There are 3 primary methods of roof patching that you’ll likely have to do.

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Waterproof Tarp

This is the simplest, cheapest, and most common solution–simply cover the affected area with a waterproof tarp. Cover the entire damaged area on your roof, smooth the tarp out, nail it in place, and cover the heads of the nails with a little roofing cement to seal any more tiny holes. Though this will keep the rain out in the meantime, a tarp is obviously not a permanent solution to the ultimate problem. Don’t delay the roof repair any longer than you can get away with.

Pro Tip: NEVER walk on your roof while it’s raining outside–the fall risk is simply too high. If you don’t get a chance to apply the tarp during a break in the rain, see if you can mount the tarp from inside.

Reattach Loose Shingles

If the leak is caused only by a few shingles beginning to come loose, the temporary fix is very simple. Smooth the shingles back down or shift them back into place, then nail or staple them to cover the exposed area again. Once again, this is not a permanent solution, but it offers slightly more leak protection than a tarp.

Substitute Shingles

If the shingles have gone missing entirely or broken and you don’t have extras, you may have to jury-rig a temporary set of shingles in the meantime. Carefully cut out sheet metal in the shape of a shingle and attach it to the roof just as you would a typical shingle. Cover the nails with roofing cement to prevent the leak from coming back. Finally, keep a careful eye on your handiwork to make sure the leak doesn’t spread while you wait for a professional.

Protect the Rest of Your House

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the rain. Since a leak compromises this protection, it’s important to stop leaks as soon as possible. Though emergency work is a much better option, a temporary roof repair will do in the short term to save you thousands of dollars in further water damage to the rest of your house.

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